Laundered diesel discovered at port

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Around 24,000 litres of diesel has been seized at Cairnryan Port by HMRC officers.

The fuel was discovered after a trailer, which arrived by ferry from Larne on Wednesday morning, was intercepted by the officers.

A search revealed 960 large drums filled with diesel,packed in cardboard boxes then shrink wrapped onto pallets.

The lorry is estimated to have contained about 24,000 litres of fuel, with a potential revenue loss of about £17,000.

An HMRC statement said a man from County Antrim in Northern Ireland had been detained and released after interview.

It said investigations were continuing.